Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Student Summit at Sandy Hook

 Student Summit at Sandy Hook
May 15 & May 16, 2012
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.

Clean Ocean Action's Student Summit expands learning beyond the classroom.  It is designed to provide middle school students (Grades 5-8) from throughout New Jersey with an opportunity to experience hands-on, marine environmental education at the Jersey shore. 

The activities included in the Student Summit have been selected to present students with an interdisciplinary marine and environmental education experience that complements the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards.  Clean Ocean Action's Student Summits (program and materials) are FREE.   The Spring Student Summit is for middle school students in central and northern NJ and takes place at Sandy Hook. Schools simply have to provide their own transportation. 

Students participate in six hands-on roundtable activities, which include learning about horseshoe crabs, identifying seashells, studying invertebrates, observing a model of nonpoint source pollution, and learning the lethal effects of litter on the marine environment.  Students from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST), a high school located on Sandy Hook, serve as peer teachers at the activity workstations.   

In addition, naturalists and other education professionals lead students in twelve field activities throughout the parks.  Some students use seine nets to collect and identify common marine species.  Other participants learn about key bird species, participate in a beach cleanup, test water quality, learn fishing techniques, learn to surf, and traverse trails with park naturalists.  It is a memorable experience for all participants.

Schools must apply to Clean Ocean Action  for participation in this program and agree to the Terms of Participation. For more information and to register contact:

Tavia Danch
Education Coordinator
Clean Ocean Action
(732) 871- 0111

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